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  • Number of crematoria: Approximately 1,500 (in 2005)
  • Notes on the number of crematoria:
    1. In 2005 there were 5,117 crematoria in Japan. Among these only approximately 1,450 were conducting one or more cremations a year and were operating with three basic elements, i.e. a building, a cremator and air exhaustion equipment. Most of the remaining crematoria were open-field crematoria, where cremation was conducted with natural materials.
    2. In 2005 17 crematoria were newly constructed at the following locations:
      • Ashiya City
      • Chiba City
      • Ena City
      • Fukuoka City
      • Hamakita City
      • Ibigawa Union
      • Katsuura City
      • Kosigaya City
      • Kuga Town
      • Miki City
      • Mine City
      • Ohmihachiman City
      • Seki City
      • Shimabara City
      • Takatsuki City
      • Tarumizu City
      • Tokuchi Town
Cremation Organisation:
Japan Society of Environmental Crematory
Nihon Kankyo Saien Kyokai
Kosuge-Building 4F
Miyamoto-cho 6-3
Kawasaki-ku
Kawasaki-City
President:
 
Secretary:
Mr Akira Shimazaki
Treasurer:
Mr Yuji Moriyama
Date of foundation:
1972
Number of members:
Honorary members: 5
Enterprise members: 35
Municipal members: 30
Personal members: 22
Scientific members: 3
Name of journal:
Kankyo Saien (Journal of Environmental Crematory)
Date of foundation:
1981
Published:
quarterly
Circulation:
1,200
Editor:
Mr Yuji Moriyama